Art Not to Miss
Percy Thomson gallery
Regional Embroiderers’ Exhibition -
A showcase of the members works from throughout the three areas. This is a selected and judged exhibition. A diverse and stimulating display of craft, both modern and traditional.
|Fri 25 Oct until Sun 17 Nov|
|HOURS||Mon to Fri 10.30am – 4pm,Sat & Sun 10.30am – 3pm|
|VENUE||Miranda St, Stratford|
|CONTACT||Ph 06 765 0917 or visit www.percythomsongallery.org.nz|
A Coastal Journey, from raging seas to fields & wild flowers.
Alana Clarke is an emerging artist residing in Taranaki. Her paintings are predominately inspired by the New Zealand landscape. She is interested in capturing the emotion of a setting, together with the fleeting effects of light on colour and form.
A Coastal Journey is her response to the captivating coastlines of Taranaki and the light, weather and seasonal changes on both sea and land. Her approach is highly intuitive and her paintings are allowed ‘to grow by themselves’.
|OPENING||Fri 1 Nov, 5pm – all welcome|
|HOURS||Mon to Fri 9am - 5:30pm, Sat 9:30am - 4pm, Sun 11am - 4pm|
|VENUE||101 Devon St West, New Plymouth|
|CONTACT||06 759 1201 or visit www.kina.co.nz|
THE CALL OF TARANAKI
Twenty six of our leading contemporary Ma-ori artists, all who whakapapa back to iwi in this region, are answering The Call of Taranaki.
For some, Taranaki has always been home, many are merely returning after a brief time away, for others the absence spans generations. Conflict, dislocation or economics and opportunity have been contributing factors to the scattering of these people. Regardless of the reasons that many may now call another place home, the people, the region and the mountain still resonate in their lives.
Through sculpture, weaving, mixed media, photography, clay and painting the artists celebrate their connections to Taranaki and the magnetic pull of Te Maunga.
Curated by Darcy Nicholas this exhibition is collaboration between Puke Ariki, Taranaki Arts Festival Trust and Toi Maori.
|DATE||Fri 16 Aug until Wed 27 Nov 2013|
|HOURS||Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am - 6pm|
Wed 9am - 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm
|VENUE||Puke Ariki, 1 Ariki St, Main Exhibition Gallery|
|CONTACT||Ph 06 759 6060 or www.pukeariki.com|
Oakura Arts Trail (OATS)
Take the opportunity to visit Oakura artists in their studios. Due to the success of last year’s event, the artists are opening their studios over both weekends of the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular. Enjoy our hospitality while taking in the local artistic talent, including potters, painters, ceramicists, photographers, clay artists, glass artists and more.
Check out the website for further information, brochures, schedules and the opportunity to join in on workshops.
|DATE||Sat 2 & Sun 3, Sat 9 & Sun 10 Nov|
|HOURS||10am – 6pm|
Visit www.oakuraarts.co.nz or contact individual artists for information on workshops